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The art of the possible.

Meet ARCEMY®

Our ARCEMY® systems are the largest open-air, turn-key, metal 3D printer packaged to provide an all-in-one digital advanced manufacturing solution. Using Wire Additive Manufacturing technology (WAM®), ARCEMY® builds stronger parts with shorter lead times that can be certified and manufactured with a lower carbon footprint compared to traditional processes.

With four baseline editions, ARCEMY® systems are fully customisable to suit clients' various specifics providing a manufacturing experience never seen before.

Print time-critical parts on-demand with ARCEMY®

Print as required with access to a digital parts library and wire feedstock without maintaining an inventory of spares. Critical parts that are needed can be printed on-demand, or onsite at remote locations with the ARCEMY® print module.

ARCEMY® combines state-of-the-art welding science, robotics technology and metallurgy with proprietary software WAMSoft® and AMLSoft™, creating a free-form large-scale metal 3D printing system. WAMSoft® and AMLSoft™ are the core integration, design, and control software for the ARCEMY® metal 3D printing system. Additional features and functions can be added to the baseline Editions customising the model to specific customer requirements.

Scalable

Designed to be scalable, ARCEMY® has been created with the customer's manufacturing needs in mind—it's the only commercially available metal 3D-printed open-air solution, making it adaptable for part manufacturing capability. Systems can produce parts from 200 mm3 and upwards in Titanium and 400 mm3 and larger. The larger the parts' size and weight, the larger the integrated robotic system is.

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Material variety

Using certified wire feedstock, the ARCEMY® wire additive manufacturing system is highly adaptable to virtually any weldable material and often results in superior property outcomes using our specialized process procedures; there are a variety of feedstocks that AML3D has tested and printed with across aluminium, titanium, copper and nickel alloys as well as a number of medium to high strength steel grades and stainless steels grades (austenitic, duplex and martensitic grades).

Speed to market

ARCEMY® enables a digitally driven on-demand manufacturing experience. Located near-to demand in a manufacturing facility, or at a client's location such as a shipyard or industrial facility, ARCEMY® provides less production downtime, while waiting for replacement parts, avoiding growing supply chain challenges, and shortening lead times which can severely impact manufacturing costs. Additionally, ARCEMY® and the patented WAM® process can shorten prototype-to-market cycles for the product development of medium to large-scale parts.

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Product flexibility

ARCEMY® uses Wire Additive Manufacturing (WAM®), also known as Direct Energy Deposition – Arc (DED-ARC). The technology featuring an integrated arc, is capable of manufacturing complex shapes while working to improve part durability and strength. Clients experience easier part customisation without expensive tooling costs or minimum volumes. Product size does not limit WAM® as it builds free form without an enclosed chamber, maximising the build envelope and increasing the manufacturing efficiency of large-scale industrial parts.

Sustainability

With many businesses focusing on ESG targets ahead of Net Zero 2050, manufacturers are reaching towards novel technologies to minimise adverse environmental effects. Technologies such as WAM® use less material resulting in lower material costs and energy usage and can be seen as a must-have and game changer. AML3D's technology is proven to support up to 80% savings in material waste compared to cast and forged methods. An internal R&D project has shown that a material waste saving up to 95% could be achieved compared to a machined custom-made billet.

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Wam technology WAM® combines an electric arc with certified welding wire, as feedstock, to produce medium to large scale, free-form parts.

Our patented WAM® process is characterised under the 3D printing standards for Direct Energy Deposition. It challenges other wire-feed-stock metal printing techniques such as Electron Beam, Wire Fed Laser and Laser sintering processes. Unlike these different processes, WAM® can be used to print metal parts in an open free-form fabrication environment using localised inert gas. With localised gas shielding, the need for an enclosed chamber of any kind is eliminated, which does not limit the component build size. Various gas mixtures, controlled cooling can be used to enhance the properties of the final part.

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Testimonials

Toolcraft looks to partner with AML3D whenever there is scope for their process – when manufacturing parts larger than commonly available materials or when sourcing exotic metals is cost prohibitive.

Greg Stevens

Toolcraft, General Manager Business

By building a supply chain for 3D Printed Industrial components, we are able to drastically reduce lead time and inventory costs for our industrial clients. This first phase is qualifying a component that frequently requires replacement due to harsh conditions and we expect a cost savings of approximately 700,000 USD per annum when AML3D’s WAM® technology is fully integrated.

Alexander S. De Vore

3DPC, CEO

Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing, or WAAM, has the potential to enable a productivity step change in shipbuilding, able to 3D print marine grade metal structures at a scale well beyond other commercially available metal 3D printing technologies.

Andrew Malcolm

Austal, Chief Digital Officer

We are excited to be working closely with AML3D on delivering this new 3D printing technology to Victorian organisations. The equipment funded through the Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund complements our current range of 3D printing technologies and opens the opportunities for working closely with Victorian and, more broadly, Australian organisations on delivering new products and processes based on this technology as well as training the next generation of engineers in digital manufacturing.

Prof. Brandt

RMIT Centre for Additive Manufacturing, Centre Director

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